Handmade soap is one of my favorite things on earth. In fact, I love it so much that years ago I put it in my dating profile (true story). In hindsight this may not have been the wisest thing I’ve ever done, but I did marry a wonderful man and have buttery soft skin, so I suppose it all worked out in the end.[Read more…] about Creative People: Tiffany Hughes
Today’s Creative People interview is with Christine Chitnis, an author, photographer, and publishing consultant from Providence, Rhode Island. Christine has spent the past decade traveling to India with her husband and three children. Her stunning photographs from those journeys form the basis of her new book, Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan.[Read more…] about Creative People: Christine Chitnis
Dan Landau and I crossed paths a number of years ago online, sharing a common interest in map-inspired artwork (his in paper and mine in metal). Since then we’ve shared corporate clients as well. I asked him to talk about how his creative work has changed in the past few months, admittedly expecting him to mention the drying up of commission work and other art-related experiences that we surely share.
Instead, he told a much deeper story – one of imagination and wonder, and of un-learning everything he thought he knew.
I hope you enjoy.[Read more…] about Creative People: Dan Landau
Today’s Creative People interview is with Malaika of Place Value Pottery. She is a ceramic artist living, working, and raising a family in St. Louis. Her background is in anthropology and art history, and her passion for both is reflected in her creative work.
Her connection to place, which has been hugely influential in her pottery, was upended by the pandemic. When I reached out to her, she was adjusting to working in her apartment basement during a shelter in place. She speaks about how her creative world, family, and sense of community has shifted, and reminds us why friends are crucial – and pants are not.[Read more…] about Creative People: Malaika